Our Story


Huhtamaki is one of the world's largest packaging companies and one of the few truly global players. A part of everyday life since 1920 - employing approximately 17,000 people, in 34 countries and at 74 manufacturing sites worldwide. 

At Huhtamaki, we're global specialists in packaging for food and drink, dedicated to making every consumer experience enjoyable, consistent, and safe.

We understand that packaging is about so much more than just what goes round a product. It's about building brands, protecting reputation, and opening up new opportunities in new markets. That's why we're on hand, around the world, working as long-term partners to our customers as they develop and grow.

Wherever we are, we adapt and deliver packaging that meets local demands. We work efficiently and with respect for the world around us, demonstrating our values every day – always providing quality products with reliable service.

Globally Huhtamaki Group focuses on and has expertise in flexible packaging, release films, moulded fibre packaging and food service packaging. In New Zealand there's Huhtamaki Henderson, a food service manufacturing site, a moulded fibre manufacturing site in Otahuhu, Auckland and a flexible packaging sales office located in Auckland.


Huhtamaki Henderson has a history dating back to 1939 and has been at its present manufactuing site in Henderson, Auckland since 1962.  Employing approximately 300 people, Huhtamaki Henderson is a local manufacturer with the support of a global company.

Our food service range includes paper and plastic, plates, bowls, cups for hot and cold beverages, cutlery and takeaway containers. We specialise in custom printing paper cups, printed images to photographic quality. Our brands include the popular Lily range of food service products and the Longest Drink in Town milkshake cup. In 2014 we acquired a Folded Carton business to add to our product portfoilio to ensure our customers now had access to a stronger and more diverse product range.

The consumer food packaging range has a lot of off-the-shelf options in paper and plastic for dairy, dips, spreads and chilled products. These products can be decorated using in-mould labelling, adhesive labelling or printing.

Products can be custom designed to suit a specific need, we have a dedicated technical team with years of experience to guide you.

Huhtamaki Henderson manufactures locally and is the only local manufacturer of paper hot & cold cups. We have National distribution throughout New Zealand.

Huhtamaki Henderson aims to "help our customers sell more" by striving for innovative solutions and operational excellence.